Casual Summer Dining

As August comes to a close, embrace summer with a fast and simple dinner idea that encourages you to enjoy the great outdoors, the freshest of foods, and time spent with friends and loved ones. After all, summer is great at giving us that and more!

Picnic Ready

When it's your turn to bring a potato salad to a picnic gathering, avoid the mayo and toss together some of the season's best produce with a tangy dressing that won't shrink from the sunshine and heat. In fact, serve it warm or cold!

How To: Homemade Jerky

Everybody loves jerky. This article explains in a step-by-step fashion how you can make their own jerky at home. You'll be surprised at how simple it can be and making your own can save a lot of money if you're a big fan.

A Pressing Matter

Cubano sandwiches take hearty bread and layer all manner of amazing fillings into it before pressing them into a warm, crisp, gooey sandwich that's got so much flavor going on, it's hard to describe the individual elements without a recipe. Fortunately, we've got one of those!

Grill Fry

Like stir-fry? Like grilling? Get a grill pan and put together these concepts for a dish that's decidedly summery and simple to get on the table, even when there's not a lot of time or energy available at the end of the day.

How to Create the Perfect Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Now that the temperatures are hitting their peak and the kids are going back to school soon, we have an idea that will make you the coolest parent on the block! Why not invite all the neighbors over for an ice cream sundae bar?

Half Hour Dash: Salmon Lo Mein

The final installment in our series on quick summertime meals that leave time to enjoy, you know, summer is here. This time around, we take your favorite takeout and give it a delicious twist. Grab your chopsticks and find a picnic table!

Summer Sides: Israeli Couscous

The final installment in our series on great side dishes for the summer focuses on an overlooked ingredient that's perfect for summer salads. I'm talking about one of my kitchen powerhouses: Israeli couscous.

Frozen Drinks

Sometimes, the heat of summer can be absolutely stifling. When that happens, a typical summer drink might not do the trick. So get out your popsicle molds and start making sangria popsicles. Then, grab the shadiest spot in the yard and enjoy.

Pizza Night

Make-Your-Own-Pizza Night is a hit at my house. Everyone loves picking their favorite sauces, toppings, and getting them in the oven. And when you use pita bread as the base, everyone becomes the master of their own meal!

Summer BBQs and The Essentials You'll Need

August is here and you'll want to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors in the best way possible. That's right, it's time for a BBQ. Get the lowdown on grills, games, and more in this essential guide to putting together a great backyard BBQ.